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Economic indicators

Research report

24 Nov 2017

Investment by Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) is at a historically low level despite theoretically favourable conditions for investment. To understand this problem more fully and determine possible solutions, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)...

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Research report

23 Nov 2017

The research aimed to assess the social costs associated with gambling in Victoria in financial terms.

Phase one of the study reviewed previous attempts to quantify the cost of gambling.

Because previous studies mainly excluded low-risk and moderate-risk gamblers, and...

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20 Nov 2017

The independent modelling, commissioned by the Climate Council, confirms there will be significantly fewer jobs in the national electricity sector under the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), compared to Australia’s current projected energy employment levels in the sector.

This report shows...

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Research report

17 Nov 2017

Executive summary

In June 2016 there were just over 4.7 million people employed by small businesses in Australia.

Employees of small businesses accounted for just over 44 per cent of all employed persons in the private sector. Larger businesses accounted for just...

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Commentary

30 Oct 2017

The Productivity Commission’s latest report on Australia’s economy-wide productivity performance, will hearten those who want governments to play the policy-leadership role that Coalition MPs often seem uncomfortable with. In its discussion of...

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Briefing paper

27 Oct 2017

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China featured President Xi Jinping outlining his vision of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. This vision included China moving to the centre of the world stage based on expanding soft and hard power and the growth of the new economy...

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24 Oct 2017

This is the first document of its kind for the Productivity Commission — a look out across the landscape of factors and influences that may affect Australia’s economic performance over the medium term, in order to offer advice on where our priorities should lie if we are to...

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Discussion paper

26 Sep 2017

This platform document seeks to stimulate public debate around the current and historic performance of the South Australian economy.

It highlights the need for change and potential policy interventions which might have a positive impact on South Australia’s economic future.

It...

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Survey

Report

18 Sep 2017

While Tasmania’s unemployment rate sits at around the national average at 5.6% the survey results have revealed that underemployment is a critical issue for many Tasmanian workers.

The importance of underemployment is being increasingly recognised as a vital part of the unemployment...

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15 Sep 2017

Twenty years on from the Asian Financial Crisis it is timely to assess how the region is placed to manage and mitigate risks of economic crisis, and to consider Australia’s role in this. This analysis frames the policy options Australia faces through imagining a potential future scenario where a...

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Report

29 Aug 2017

This report is the result of research collaboration between NCVER and the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bonn (Germany) and presents a conceptual framework for understanding the return on investment (ROI) equation in TVET from...

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28 Aug 2017

For a small open economy like Australia, which specialises in commodity exports, fluctuations in the terms of trade and productivity growth are the primary drivers of per capita income growth. Because the global mining sector responds to higher commodity prices by expanding capacity, the terms...

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24 Aug 2017

After half a century of almost uninterrupted economic growth, we have largely forgotten to factor in the potential impact of sustained economic weakness when analysing geopolitical risk.

Global economic growth has slowed substantially since the heady days before the financial crisis of...

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21 Aug 2017

The fast growing outer suburbs are in transition, economically as well as demographically. Their populations and their economies are becomingmore diverse. Their economic and housing role has become even more important against the backdrop of rapid economic growth of our cities, agglomeration,...

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16 Aug 2017

In 2006, Access Economics quantified the impact and estimated impact of both the financial costs and the loss of wellbeing from hearing loss in Australia in 2005. The Hearing Care Industry Association (HCIA) has commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to update this report for 2017, with the...

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Commentary

16 Aug 2017

If the seven weeks before the election on 8 June turned Britain’s political world upside down, the ten weeks since then have sent it spinning across open ground. This whole period, and especially the past three years, has shown how contingency can trump destiny — and then be interpreted as...

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2017

Conventional economic wisdom expects wage growth to respond in a certain manner to changes in other economic indicators (Table 1). Recent data indicates that wage growth is slowing despite a reasonably robust economy. This phenomenon is being observed in a number of developed countries,1 and has...

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Working paper

10 Aug 2017

Some researchers have argued that strong periods of economic growth and economic downturns have a greater impact on the economic position of the Indigenous population than the non-Indigenous population in settler societies such as Australia and New Zealand. Māori have significantly higher levels...

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Research report

10 Aug 2017

This report provides advice to financial investors on the state of New Zealand's economy and it's labour market productivity in particular. The report advises as follows:

  • New Zealand has been in a productivity recession since 2012. Not that you’d notice from headline GDP numbers,
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02 Aug 2017

As Australia transitions to a more diversified service-based economy, tourism is becoming increasingly important, and has the potential to be Australia’s fastest growing industry. The most recent satellite accounts show that tourism Gross Domestic Product grew 7.4% in 2015–16, well ahead of the...

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